02-23-2012

Postal service to close eight Kentucky mail processing centers

Kentucky Press News Service

Eight postal service mail processing centers around Kentucky will be closed. In a press release Thursday, the postal service said processing centers in Somerset, Paducah, London, Hazard, Elizabethtown, Bowling Green, Campton and Lexington will close beginning in mid-May. Mail will now be processed at other facilities.

The U.S. Postal service has been fighting massive losses in the billions and looking to close facilities across the nation to stay profitable.

Meanwhile, the American Postal Workers Union is encouraging its members to voice their opposition to the postal service's decision.

"The union is continuing to oppose USPS plans to slash service, eliminate 35,000 jobs, and destroy the mail distribution network," according to a statement on the union's website.